The West Bengal Alienation Of Land (Regulation) Act, 1960.
West Bengal Act 16 of 1960
(a) direct any person in whose possession or control any land or part of land vested in the State Government under sub-section (1) may be to deliver possession thereof to the State Government.
(b) impose on the transferor a penalty which may amount to double the consideration for which such land was alienated, and
(c) if, in the opinion of the Collector, there are circumstances justifying a refund of the consideration, if any, paid by the transferee in respect of such land, allow the transferee such refund.(3) The penalty imposed under clause (6) of sub-section (2) shall be recoverable as an arrear of land revenue payable to the Collector. 7. Delivery of possession of land to State Government and penalty. - (1) On the issue by the Collector of an order under clause (a) of sub-section (2) of section 6 directing the delivery of possession of any land or part of land to the State Government, any person in whose possession or control such land or part may be shall forthwith deliver possession thereof to the State Government. (2) If any person refuses or fails to comply with the provisions of subsection (1), the Collector shall,-
(a) if he is a Magistrate, enforce the delivery to the State Government of possession of the land or part of land in respect of which such refusal has been made or failure has been committed, or
(b) if he is not a Magistrate, apply to a Magistrate or, within the town of Calcutta as defined in section 3 of the Calcutta Police Act, 1866, to the Commissioner of Police, and such Magistrate or Commissioner, as the case may be, shall enforce the delivery to the State Government of possession of such land or part of land.(3) Whoever refuses or wilfully obstructs the delivery to the State Government of possession of any land or part of land, delivery of possession whereof to the State Government has been directed by the Collector by an order under clause (a) of sub-section (2) of section 6, shall, on conviction before a Magistrate, be punishable, without prejudice to any other penalty to which he may be liable under any other law for the time being in force, with fine which may extend to two thousand rupees. 8. Disposal of land vested in State Government under section 6(1). - Any land vested in the State Government under sub-section (1) of section 6 shall be dealt with and disposed of by the State Government in such manner as may be prescribed. 9. Delegation of powers. - The State Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, direct that the powers exercisable by it under this Act shall, in such circumstances and under such conditions, if any, as may be specified in the notification, be exercisable also by an officer subordinate to it. 10. Indemnity. - No suit or other legal proceeding shall lie against the State Government, any officer subordinate to it or any other person for any damage caused or likely to be caused or any injury suffered or likely to be suffered by virtue of any provision of this Act or for anything in good faith done or intended to be done in pursuance of this Act or any rule or order made thereunder. 11. Orders under the Act not to be impugned. - No order made under this Act shall be called in question in any civil or criminal court. 12. Power to make rules. - (1) The State Government may make rules for carrying out the purposes of this Act. (2) In particular and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such rules may provide for any matter which is required to be or may be prescribed under this Act. 13. Repeal and savings. - (1) The West Bengal Alienation of Land (Regulation) Ordinance, 1960, is hereby repealed. (2) Notwithstanding such repeal or notwithstanding the said Ordinance having ceased to operate before such repeal, anything done or any action taken under the West Bengal Alienation of Land (Regulation) Ordinance, 1960 shall be deemed to have been validly done or taken under this Act as if this Act as if this Act had commenced on the 20th day of June, 1960.